Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society (aka Books & Boobs)

Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

Here's where I try to tell you about a group of mostly attractive, topless young women in NYC who read pulp fiction in public to "keep reading sexy" without tarnishing LitReactor's classy reputation, without succumbing to the dozens of boob-related puns that are taunting me with their easy humor (DON'T say "titillating"), and without actually showing you any of the aforementioned breasts (which, let's face it, is probably why you clicked this link). Uh-huh.

The Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society gathers regularly to take full advantage of a 1992 court decision that reversed laws against public toplessness in NYC. Their mission is to bring attention to, um, reading and to the oft-overloooked law that provides men and women equal rights to bare their chests in the state of New York. So far, the group has had only one brief encounter with police, which ended with officers checking on the law then wishing the ladies a nice day, and claims that male oglers have not been a big problem. As one member put it: "Sure, there are some men who’ll behave badly, but frankly that happens when we’re wearing both halves of our swimsuits too."

Beautiful women with books exercising their rights—what's not to love? If you're in NYC and want to join them, get in touch for details on the next event. If you're not in NYC, you can always bring a book to the fifth anniversary International GoTopless Day activities in your city on August 26. Or check your local laws and start your own topless book club. 

(You've been very patient, so if you're looking for the NSFW photos of CTPFAS's Memorial Day get-together look no further.)

What would you do if you ran across the group in the park? High-five them for being a bastion of women's rights? Join them? Ignore them? Take a picture like a creepy perv? Run around covering children's eyes?

Photo via The Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

Kimberly Turner

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Kimberly Turner is an internet entrepreneur, DJ, editor, beekeeper, linguist, traveler, and writer. This either makes her exceptionally well-rounded or slightly crazy; it’s hard to say which. She spent a decade as a journalist and magazine editor in Australia and the U.S. and is now working (very, very slowly) on her first novel. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two cats, ten fish, and roughly 60,000 bees.

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Laramore Black's picture
Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 May 30, 2012 - 2:30pm

...The "perks" of big city life.

Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine May 30, 2012 - 2:55pm

It says coed, but dudes are mysteriously absent in all the pics.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life May 30, 2012 - 3:09pm

I don't know what you've been reading, but unless Bee-line books have lied to me, that's exactly what co-eds look like. 

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. May 30, 2012 - 3:17pm

Making reading sexy again. 

Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine May 30, 2012 - 3:24pm

Durp. Wrong definition.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. May 30, 2012 - 3:50pm

I fully support this.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz May 30, 2012 - 5:03pm

That is the funny thing about the word co-ed. It applies only to the feminine. 

This is great. I wonder if a male version would be seen the same way. A bottomless reading?

Books-n-Dicks?

Funny too how women read topless in France everyday and get zero publicity.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine May 30, 2012 - 7:44pm

Yeah, but co-ed can also mean both sexes, like co-ed classes, or bathrooms. Right?

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade May 30, 2012 - 9:52pm

1 - Thanks for the article, and the link to the pics...

2 - I appreciate the three titles (AmazonBooks.com links) under the article...

3 -

 What would you do if you ran across the group in the park? High-five them for being a bastion of women's rights? Join them? Ignore them? Take a picture like a creepy perv? Run around covering children's eyes?"

a) Look at their breasts.

b) Look them in the eyes, nod, smile.

c) Check out what they're reading.

4 - @ Kimberley - hey! You were one of those women in the park! All right! Didn't see that until I came back from the link! High-five-to-you!!!

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misterwoe from Kansas but living in Athens, Greece is reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer, A Wolverine is Eating My Leg by Tim Cahill May 31, 2012 - 12:25am

Sadly my wife's not a big reader.

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